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Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Introduction to Criminal Justice, Second Edition.

The SAGE edge site for Introduction to Criminal Justice, Second Edition by Kenneth J. Peak and Pamela M. Everett offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.

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Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process, Second Edition uses a proven problem-based learning approach to enhance the critical thinking and analytic skills of students. Best-selling authors Kenneth J. Peak and Pamela M. Everett explain the importance of criminal justice and show students how key trends, emerging issues, historical background, and practical lessons apply to their future careers. Students learn core topics—policing, corrections, criminal behavior, criminal law, and courts—as well as special topics such as ethics, juvenile justice, terrorism, and the changing war on drugs, while learning how to solve problems they are likely to face as criminal justice practitioners. Packed with new examples and drawing on the authors’ years of experience in the field, this student-friendly book offers a palpable, real-world flavor typically missing in other texts for the course.


We gratefully acknowledge Kenneth J. Peak and Pamela M. Everett for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Gina Cook, Alicia Fernandez, and Jacqueline Mullany for developing the ancillaries on this site.